Have you ever been to a dinner party and wondered ... how the heck does everything look so perfect? We know we have! Well ... thanks to
Bed Bath & Beyond we have a few tips and tricks that will help you have a stress free glamorous dinner party.
Keep scrolling to read more and see all the pretty things we shopped/registered for in order to create this glamorous dinner party. All this prettiness that you see was sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond , and handpicked by Wedding Chicks.
tip #1 Friday night is the new Saturday
We've fully embraced this first entertaining tip from
Bon Appettit. Invite
your friends over on Friday night for your dinner party. This forces
you to plan during the week for your dinner party, as opposed to spending your
entire Saturday prepping and cooking. By the time Friday night rolls around you will be prepped and ready to go.
Your guests will arrive excited for the weekend, ready to enjoy what you have prepared for them.
Bon Appettit goes into great detail on how to take the week
to prep here.
We started our evening with a welcome glass of Cote Des Roses. As you will soon see it looks lovely with our Olivia & Oliver Madison Gold White Wine Glasses.
Tip #2 set the table the night before
Along the lines of stress free entertaining tip #1, we recommend setting the table the night before. This is such a great tip from
The Kitchn. Putting the table together the day before, or the morning of the party gives you one less thing to do.
Another great tip is to pull out all of your serving trays, cocktail glasses and
anything else you will be using a few days prior to ensure that it is
cleaned and pretty.
You can also prep your escort card/favors a few nights before. We used these Modern Garden Geometric Planters and filled them with succulent clips and used our FREE printable escort cards to make these cute place cards. Guests love when they get home with a full belly and a little treat.
curate your inventory
More than likely if you are reading this, you're prepping to get married. Take this opportunity to think about how you see yourself entertaining.
If you love to cook and have your friends over, then registering for items that you will use for entertaining should definitely be happening. You are in the greatest position ever. You are able to curate and create your inventory before the party has even happened. Sign up for your Bed Bath & Beyond Registry here. The best way to get the full registry experience is to come in store and meet with an experienced registry consultant and to touch and feel products in person.
Another great tip - you can easily prep your appetizers the night before. Keep them in the fridge for your party. Our key to a good cheese plate is keep it simple and represent all the colors of the rainbow. Trust us it just tastes better when it looks pretty.
We put our pretty cheese plate on The Olivia & Harper Organic Pla tter and used the matching bread and Olivia & Oliver Harper Organic Butter Plates for guests to put all the yumminess on. The gold sparkly napkins by Kate Spade might have also caught your eye.
pre buy desert
Shhhh....nobody will ever know your secret. We bought a white chocolate raspberry
Nothing Budnt Cake.
It was beyond delicious. We also served Madeleines with fresh berries
and whipped cream, and of course coffee. The whole dessert set up took
around 5 minutes to put together.
close out the evening in style
After everyone has had their fill of beautiful food and tasty treats, be sure to close the night out with a toast. It not only gives your guests a chance to thank you for hosting such a lovely event, but it wraps everything up beautifully.
We started the night with a lovely rose wine, and thought it was only fitting to close the evening with a sparkly Brut Rose. We passed the drinks around on our
Kate Spade Patio Floral Serving Tray.
Bed Bath & Beyond Registry / Shopping List
We partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to create and design this shoot. They really do make it fun and easy to create your wedding registry. They will answer all your questions that you'd
never think of asking yourself.
1. Olivia & Oliver Harper Organic Shape Gold Dinnerware Collection
2. Olivia & Oliver Madison 20-Piece Flatware Set in Gold
3. Heritage Lace Prima Table Runner in White
4. Olivia & Oliver Madison Gold Stemware Collection
Kate Spade New York Patio Floral Double Old Fashion Glasses in Blush
6. Kate Spade New York Larabee Dot votive
7. Kate Spade New York Patio Floral Serving Tray